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Getting Started with Civil Discourse

This unit provides lesson plans to help teachers cultivate respectful and constructive discussions among students in the classroom, promoting critical thinking, empathy, and effective communication skills.


3-part unit
  • Principles of Civil Discourse Primer

    In this primer, you will find introductory information on skills, best practices for establishing discussion norms and brave learning environments for students, methods for encouraging civil discourse outside the classroom by establishing a school‐​to‐​home connection, and helpful tips for sharing the positive impacts of bringing civil discourse to your school community.